Monday, April 7, 2014

Online Card Class - Stretch Your Stamps - Day 2


Hi,

Following on from last week's Day 1 post of the Online Card Class that JT and I are doing..here is Day 2.

Day 2 uses collage stamps, I don't really have a collage stamp set, so I have used 3 different stamp sets that I think fit the idea.
I have had varied results and I have only done 1/2 of the class so far, as it's a lengthy one and I think I ran of of steam..

My main card today is a bit different for me and uses a Watercolour resist technique - you create a watercolour background, clear emboss the collage stamp on it, cover it in black ink and wipe off the parts over your embossing to see the watercolour background.

I like the idea, but it does need an actual collage stamp, as the black ink is too heavy on my card!

The next card uses water embossing and colour blocking -

Water Embossing and Colour blocking
Once again I think my stamp set means that this card isn't quite what it could be, but I do like how the embossing has resisted the ink and the little splatters that I got by water embossing are great. I need to work on the colour blocking technique, it's a good one, but needs perfecting.

Final card for me of Day 2 is called collage squares -

Collage Squares
I didn't have a 1 inch square punch, so I used a hexagon punch instead. I love this card! The idea is to stamp off the edge of your squares, add a faint text background (from your collage stamp set), distress the edges and colour (I used watercolour pencils for a more subtle look). The overall technique is fiddly, but looks good. I heat embossed the sentiment and distressed the red frame a bit, so it blended in better.

I love the output from Day 1 more, but I think the techniques here are so new to me that practice makes perfect. I'll keep trying - especially the watercolour resist.

Cx

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic output of that color-masked card. Really love that. I loved that little square/hexigon technique - I tired that one myself and loved it - your take is fantastic.

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  2. You are really getting on with these Classes and what fab results Claire! Loving all the cards and techniques you are using..the hexagons are fab! Hugs Carole Z X

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